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Bellwood Public Library
Sunday: Closed

About Us

Mission Statement


We aspire to be an Enrichment Center for all residents of the community, giving them the keys to lifelong learning and discovery. Libraries transform lives.


We encourage and support the personal, educational, and professional needs of the community with emphasis on reading and learning at all ages.

Strategic Plan

Learn about the library's new PDF iconBPL Strategic Plan 2024 - 2026!

2022 Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday closed

2024 Hours

Starting 1/1/2024 the library will be open until 9pm on Wednesdays. Our new hours are as follows: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Location and Directions

Street Address:

600 Bohland Ave
Bellwood, IL 60104

Library Board of Trustees

Title: Name Expires Contact
President Ms. Constance Riales 2029 Contact
Vice President Ms. Maria Perez 2027 Contact
Treasurer Ms. Mary Clements 2027 Contact
Secretary Mr. Reginald Stewart 2025 Contact
Trustee: Felicia Chase 2029 Contact
Trustee: Mrs. Dorothy Clark-Smith 2029 Contact
Trustee: Pastor Michael Horton 2025 Contact

Board Meetings

The Library Board meets in the Library at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except July and August. 

All meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to members of the public who wish to observe.

Current Year Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

For Past Years, visit the Archive

Board Meeting Schedule 2024:

January 9, 2024

February 13, 2024

March 12, 2024

April 9, 2024

May 14, 2024

June 11, 2024

September 10, 2024

October 8, 2024

November 12, 2024

December 10, 2024

By-Laws and Policies

BPL Board of Trustees By-Laws 2023

BPL Board of Trustees Policy Manual 2023

Additional Policies:

Ordinances and Resolutions

Legal Notices and Notes

FY24 Budget: $2,347,578.00

PDF iconLevy 2023.pdf

As of January 1, 2024: Full-Time Employees = 11, Part-Time Employees = 13

In accordance with SECTION 7.3 of the Open Meetings Act [5ILCS120/7.3] the following library positions at the Bellwood Public Library exceed $75,000.00 per year. The compensation packages for Fiscal Year 2024:

Amy Crump, LIBRARY DIRECTOR:$136,288

Sophia Brown, DEPARTMENT HEAD: $98,931

Linda DuPree, DEPARTMENT HEAD:  $79,150

Ashley Matthews, BUSINESS MANAGER: $83,896

Kara Spizzirri, DEPARTMENT HEAD: $79,150

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